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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Haraway’s proposal to complement the Anthropocene concept with the figuration of Chthulucene, calling for a shift of ethical stance and position of enunciation from the sovereign (white, Western) “I,” waging “war” on cancer to a “we,” based on a planetwide kinship of vulnerable bodies. Underlining that this...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 230–254.
Published: 01 November 2017
... weighed and handled by breast cancer researchers, and the materials of laboratory and medical work: test tubes, petri dishes, scalpels. Together across three shared video channels, bald pink mice have materially moved into da Costa’s frail body through a deft game of pharmacological cat’s cradle. This...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 May 2018
... described cancer as suddenly everywhere. Humanitarian aid workers remained bewildered by bodies being mysteriously eaten alive after having touched the remains of Israeli weapons, and agricultural engineers lamented orchards of trees that were slowly dying from shrapnel wounds to their bark. This...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 152–173.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sasha Litvintseva Abstract Asbestos is a fibrous mineral. Airborne asbestos—similar to nuclear radiation and chemical atmospheric pollutants—is invisible to the naked eye, and living and breathing alongside it has deferred toxic effects on human bodies. The toxicity of asbestos operates by...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 May 2019
... endocrine disrupting chemicals. By focusing on the “outside” that is “inside,” the poems draw attention to the coextensive and intra-active nature of the body with its environment and the consequent implications for linking the human to the nonhuman and the personal to the global in environmental ethics...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2016
... claim that in the Anthropocene, humans have become a geologic force. At the same time, it opens up a down-to-earth form of geopolitics that exceeds classic notions of the term, attending to different geologic scales; to living bodies, human and nonhuman; to solid rock; and to the planet. We develop our...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 242–246.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Steingraber’s investigation of environmental contaminants and cancer in Living Downstream to Nancy Langston’s work on women’s bodies, ecosystems, and synthetic hormones in Toxic Bodies , ecologists and environmental historians have long shown the human embodiment of environmental damage. 13 Kafer and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 101–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... feminized monstrous, queer, or crip bodies again get cast as deviant, impure, or contaminated. In the process, titillating as it may be in word choices or imagery of popular environmentalism, a range of other threats of mortality and morbidity, cancerous ecologies and extirpated habitats gets glossed over...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of the individual self. Nina Lykke’s “Anthropocene necropolitics,” for instance, shifts from an individual “‘I,’ waging ‘war’ on cancer to a ‘we,’ based on a planetwide kinship of vulnerable bodies.” Much of the scientific, scholarly, and activist thinking about toxic bodies has thus far operated...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 180–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
... cell division, undifferentiation, and metastatic extension to other parts of the body are the clone characteristics of the dump. Truth be told, before they spread beyond their original site, malignant growths are the metastases of the dump in the oncological patient’s body. Cancer is a physical...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
... appeared on television, even though she had secretly undergone major chemo-therapy treatments to eradicate her breast cancer. 12 The program portrayed Carson as a biologist and science writer dissenting from the white-coated laboratory scientists of the chemical industry. This dichotomy of two distinct...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... landscape, GNL Quintero, and the gas it handles—dissolves the landscape, making actors (copper refinery, coal-fueled power plants) into a background of potential factors contributing to the cancerous state of the bay region. Those other actors become just that: background—one other region of a diseased body...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
... unfurls upwards with a scrunched face and is possibly in some kind of quivering pain. Wiseman slowly parcels out the first line of the third chorus while her dress slips down. Wiseman disrupts his rhythm by choosing the word “accumu-lated” to describe the growth of black moles on her body. Then he...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 204–229.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., provoking genetic and epigenetic changes in weeds, which also acquire resistance to Roundup, and in the human bodies that acquire cancers and other degenerative diseases. By building human agency into soy, transforming it into an RR-soy-glyphosate technological package, it may be becoming something other...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 May 2016
... muscular bodies so infused with the bomb, they have become living breathing archives of atomic history. 4 In 2000, more than half of this unique landscape renounced its official designation as nuclear production zone, assuming the new title and status of national wildlife refuge (undoubtedly a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... body of once-contained, now widely dispersed coal ash, one can trace the birth of the atomic era, the spread of global developmentalism, the affects of American political cultures, the formation of the electric power “grid,” and the effects of environmental awareness. In the flood, a gray mesh of pasts...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
... familial economies cannot create jobs, protect the quality of foods, or reject the false promises of agribusiness. The Heartland Corporation buys out the Cooks thanks to pressure exerted by the agribusiness corporate order's collusion with banks and machinery companies, for example, and the women's cancers...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... renewed pathology only under inexact and often mysterious conditions of immunosuppression. The herpesvirus can also emerge in new parts of the body, causing such trauma as encephalitis in the brain, pulmonary symptoms, or even cancers. 13 As philosopher of science John Dupré writes about recent...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 May 2016
... with the investments made through the Working for Water programme, have the potential to reverse the cancer of invasions in our country. 65 The identification of IAS by scientists as an environmental problem exerting a negative impact ‘upon’ biodiversity has precipitated the worldwide...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... late Harvard logician W. V. O. Quine once proclaim?—“a taste for desert landscapes”—something like that. 2 The erstwhile Newtonian world was populated by inert, externally related bodies, moving along straight lines, subject to various forces that are communicated by impact—a fragmented, material...